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Build a Kitchenspace… Unleash Food Creatives. Generate Wealth Locally.

Build a Kitchenspace…  Unleash Food Creatives.  Generate Wealth Locally. | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Given that creativity (innovation) comes in many forms, a makerspace is only one of the potential “spaces” possible.

 

For food creatives, working on ideas for new meals, desserts, baby food, etc., a kitchenspace is needed...

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That would be great - not only for those who have creative ideas about food but also for us all getting good meals easily and at accessible prices...

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alternative-internet

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alternative-internet - A collection of interesting new networks and tech aiming at decentralisation (in some form).
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In the future, the internet will be decentralized, meaning there will be less work for servers, less international data traffic.

 

Local networks, owned by the users and using the resources of our computers, will bear the brunt of traffic. Most of it never has to exit the network, but of course there is also the connection to the internet we know today, and to friends who live far away...

 

The collection of applications is a taste of what's to come.

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Psychological trigger: what's behind the official rage against leakers?

Technocrats, who are obsessed with designing the future for all of us, are Globalists in sheep’s clothing.

 

Their plans coincide with the intention to direct the world’s economic and political activity from a central-management locus.

 

“For the greatest good of the greatest number.”

 

However, there is a glitch. And it is permanent. It appears suddenly, here and there, and it’s the kind of variable that won’t surrender to any sort of programming...

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

You can't overestimate the importance of intuition and creative imagination. Jon Rappoport outlines it very well in this article.

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How To Build A Life-Supporting Economic System

How To Build A Life-Supporting Economic System | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Every global crisis derives from an unbalanced economy:

Financial collapse is caused by an interest-bearing debt-based money system and a grossly overinflated ‘shadow economy’. These cause rising debt as “promises to pay” that cannot be met by the real economy.Energy collapse is caused by our economic dependence on fossil fuels and the new reality of relentlessly declining energy returns, leaving less energy to drive the economy.Biosphere collapse is caused by the real world demands of the growth-based economy, required to service exponentially expanding interest-bearing debt.Societal collapse is the descent into social unrest, the police state and militarism, driven by the above.
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The description of the problem and the proposed solution to it are quite correct, in my opinion.

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Is the Commons incompatible with alternative currencies? - Stefan Meretz on Demonetization

Is the Commons incompatible with alternative currencies? - Stefan Meretz on Demonetization | Networked Society | Scoop.it

“The question of how we deal with and act within the given monetary environment is crucial for the commons movement, since the monetary logic and the commons logic are opposites.

 

Contrary to the claims of mainstream economics, money is not neutral or simply an informational means for mediating transactions. Thus, replacing currencies with alternative currencies of different designs basically does not change the underlying monetary logic. It amounts to changing the tools while keeping the workshop.

 

The core element of the monetary logic is equivalent exchange and a codified set of social power relationships. It demands that »you get something only if you give something back.« This underlying logic creates relationships of guilt and subordination, as anthropologist David Graeber has convincingly shown..."

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Good concept - overcome money altogether. Of course there will be transition, but it's never too early to set your sights on the right target...

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Free the Cloud | arkOS software to construct your own p2p cloud...

Free the Cloud | arkOS software to construct your own p2p cloud... | Networked Society | Scoop.it

arkOS is a project that seeks to put the cloud back in our own hands.


By running your own arkOS node from the comfort of your own home, you can have the same convenience and services without relying on a centralized cloud service.

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This is the way things are going ... more and more user owned and user controlled services are going to replace what's offered by the central servers with free stuff run on our own computer resources, all linked up to form a cloud for storage of data, sharing, social interaction...

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Oakland Community Mesh Network

Oakland Community Mesh Network | Networked Society | Scoop.it
We are a group of volunteers growing a community mesh network in Oakland, California. This donation will go to purchasing the first 100 routers to build the mesh!
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

More and more of those user-owned local mesh networks are being established all over the place. Eventually there will be more traffic locally, between neighbors, than there will be through the central servers.

 

Decentralize the internet!

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Guerrilla Translation: Our Story and Founding Principles

Guerrilla Translation: Our Story and Founding Principles | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Guerrilla Translation comes from a love of sharing.

 

Somewhere along the line, many of us stopped seeking only monetary incentive for our art, music, writing and other forms of creativity. Instead, as part of our own development, we began freely sharing our work online, and building relationships in the process.

 

Guerrilla Translation was created to share ideas between communities and to allow translation, which has become heavily corporatised, to share the values inherent in collaborative art and creativity.

 

Rather than accepting  the term “globalization”  to mean the wholesale character-stripping and homogenization of cultures,  we are re envisioning the term by creating a platform for opening dialogues, in effect “globalizing” communication and sharing.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

In corporate globalization, the only thing that gets translated (put into many languages) is what forwards the globalist corporate agenda. 

 

Guerrilla translation is proposing to bring sharing across language barriers to the things we're interested in...

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Guerrilla Translation!'s comment, June 4, 2013 5:26 PM
That's what we're working to change, Sepp. Thanks for the Scoop.
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The attempt to destroy the individual

The attempt to destroy the individual | Networked Society | Scoop.it

“What is finished is the idea that this great country is dedicated to the freedom and flourishing of every individual in it. It’s the individual that’s finished. It’s the single, solitary human being that’s finished. It’s every single one of you out there that’s finished.

 

Because this is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It’s a nation of some two hundred odd million transistorized, deodorized, whiter-than-white, steel-belted bodies, totally unnecessary as human beings and as replaceable as piston rods.” — Howard Beale, in Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 film, Network

 

But that was a movie. Who cares about that...

 

(read more by following the headline to the full article)

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The individual is supreme and finds his way through intuition... (came to me in La Paz - 2003)

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YaCy - The Peer to Peer Search Engine

A Peer to Peer Web Search Engine (Web Search by the people, for the people #p2p #free #software http://t.co/pzSAnPnnaJ #YaCy via @yacy_search)
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

We do need to have an open source search alternative to Google. YaCy has been around for some time. It grows by people using it... a bit geeky for now but I am sure it will develop if there are more users.

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Networked individuals trump organizations | Harold Jarche

Networked individuals trump organizations | Harold Jarche | Networked Society | Scoop.it

“Work has become distributed, discontinuous, and decentralized, hence, 3D”, says Stowe. As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy, so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Given the nature of 3D work, it may be possible that we are witnessing the end of the corporation as a wealth-generation machine, just as its current power seems to have no limits.

 

In an economy based on trusted knowledge networks of individuals, the role of the organization may revert to merely a supporting one. We might even see corporations bidding for the privilege of supporting knowledge networks...

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The emphasis seems to be shifting in an unexpected way ... away from corporations to networked individuals. Multinationals, watch out!

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USA: Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5,000 Inventions

USA: Government Secrecy Orders on Patents Have Stifled More Than 5,000 Inventions | Networked Society | Scoop.it
If the government thinks your patent-pending invention has national security implications, it can slap a secrecy order on it that prevents you from developing it. More than 5,300 such orders have been issued, with some of them in effect for decades.
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Often, the supposed protection of intellectual property turns into the opposite - a suppression of valid technology because someone in government believes that something should not be out there. 

 

Some avoid that problem altogether by going open source and publishing what they found without seeking patents...

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Upstart Collaboratory's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:31 AM
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Often, the supposed protection of intellectual property turns into the opposite - a suppression of valid technology because someone in government believes that something should not be out there. 

 

Some avoid that problem altogether by going open source and publishing what they found without seeking patents...

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Porn, copyright and Star Trek: the best judicial ruling you'll ever read

Porn, copyright and Star Trek: the best judicial ruling you'll ever read | Networked Society | Scoop.it

A judge has issued a stinging rebuke against a Chicago law firm that claims to fight copyright piracy, saying it ran a fraudulent scheme to extort millions of dollars from people who shared pornographic videos.

 

In a ruling inexplicably laced with Star Trek references, judge Otis D Wright II said Prenda Law "boldly probe the outskirts of the law", ordered it to pay $80,000 and referred it to federal authorities for racketeering.

 

The judge said the firm in effect controlled the copyrights of several pornographic videos, monitored how they were shared online and aggressively pursued people who downloaded them in breach of copyright. Victims would often settle the cases rather than experience the embarrassment of litigation.

Trust us, just read it
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

"They've discovered the nexus of antiquated copyright laws, paralyzing social stigma, and unaffordable defense costs. And they exploit this anomaly by accusing individuals of illegally downloading a single pornographic video."

 

Outdated copyright laws ... someone needs to do something about this. Copyright turned from protection of publishers from competition, into outright prohibition of sharing.

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Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income

Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Before I explain why this concept is going to be creeping into the political debate across the developed world, let me spell out how a system like this would look:

Every single adult member receives a weekly payment from the state, which is enough to live comfortably on.  The only condition is citizenship and/or residency.

 

You get the basic income whether or not you’re employed, any wages you earn are additional.

 

The welfare bureaucracy is largely dismantled.  No means testing, no signing on, no bullying young people into stacking shelves for free, no separate state pension.

 

Employment law is liberalised, as workers no longer need to fear dismissal.

 

People work for jobs that are available in order to increase their disposable income.

 

Large swathes of the economy are replaced by volunteerism, a continuation of the current trend.

 

The system would be harder to cheat when there’s only a single category of claimant, with no extraordinary allowances.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Although to many it does sound utopic, a guaranteed basic income would make a lot of sense in the society we live in today. 

The need for something like this will only increase as it becomes harder and harder to find jobs, and as work pays less and less with corporations going full blast to increase their profits to shareholders. 

 

We can't all be shareholders, but we should be allowed to live a decent life, regardless of whether we can get hold of one of those elusive jobs...

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Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Although to many it does sound utopic, a guaranteed basic income would make a lot of sense in the society we live in today. 

The need for something like this will only increase as it becomes harder and harder to find jobs, and as work pays less and less with corporations going full blast to increase their profits to shareholders. 

 

We can't all be shareholders, but we should be allowed to live a decent life, regardless of whether we can get hold of one of those elusive jobs...

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RetroShare is the next generation sharing network

RetroShare is the next generation sharing network | Networked Society | Scoop.it

RetroShare is a Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform.


It lets you securely chat and share files with your friends and family, using a web-of-trust to authenticate peers and OpenSSL to encrypt all communication. 


RetroShare provides filesharing, chat, messages, forums and channels...

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

The need for an alternative to the current social networks that eat our data makes secure sharing applications important. And they do seem to appear like mushrooms. Here in one I have come across just now. 

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Liam Foley's comment, June 29, 2013 5:27 PM
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Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state

Global protest grows as citizens lose faith in politics and the state | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Peter Beaumont: In cities across Brazil and Turkey it's the young, educated and better-off who are engaged in a modern kind of dissent that is very different from the demos of the 60s. What are its driving forces – and can it succeed?
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Protest against the actions of governments ... too far removed from the people to even understand our concerns. It looks like the old way of top-down imposition of "governance" are on their way out...

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Are a country's natural resources the people's property? - MY OIL & GAS - Ireland and Norway

http://www.ownouroil.ie/index.php Why would Ireland give away its natural resources? Perhaps the good people of Norway have something helpful to say...
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These are some serious questions we should all ask ourselves... and it's not just Ireland!

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Shareable: The Permablitz: Transforming Urban Homesteads in a Single Day

Shareable: The Permablitz: Transforming Urban Homesteads in a Single Day | Networked Society | Scoop.it

The plan was: my entire front yard lawn would be ripped out and a pretty but water-hungry gardenia bed would be demolished, along with quite a lot of decorative landscaping. In its place, a front yard orchard would be planted.

 

A newly installed chicken run would weave through this, cementing our reputation as complete eccentrics within the neighborhood. Next to front-yard chickens, the raised garden bed (complete with wicking system) would look almost normal.

 

The plans for the backyard were even more ambitious. At the rear of the house, a series of raised garden beds (to be built from old railway sleepers) were to encircle our traditional Australian, 1950s style 'Hills Hoist' clothes line.

 

Massive water tanks would be installed at the side of the house. These would catch the run-off from the roof of both the house and garage. With the right kind of irrigation system (our problem, to be solved later on), we would be able to direct all the water from the roof back into the garden onto our vegetable beds.

 

What made everything so exciting was the fact that everything was going to happen in 24 hours...

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Good idea - and you don't need to live in the countryside to have your own perma garden. Any home with a yard will do.

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Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM BREAK

Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program - PRISM BREAK | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program. Stop reporting your online activities to the American government with these free alternatives to proprietary software.
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This is a good list of alternatives to the most used and at the same time most vulnerable operating systems, browsers, messaging systems and social networks.

 

Definitely worth taking a look and considering whether to do the switch...

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Center for a Stateless Society » The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second.

Center for a Stateless Society » The Third Industrial Revolution: Not As Easy to Co-opt as the Second. | Networked Society | Scoop.it
In the late 19th century, the decentralizing potential of the Second Industrial Revolution — the introduction of electrical power into industry — was a common theme in social analysis.

 

The liberatory, decentralizing potential of electrical power was the theme of works like Pyotr Kropotkin’s “Fields, Factories and Workshops,” which envisioned a world of small-scale relocalized industry integrated into village economies with raised-bed intensive horticulture.

 

This would have been the most natural use of electrically powered machinery — what Lewis Mumford called the “Neotechnic” revolution, in contrast to the Paleotechnic Era of coal, steam, iron and Dark Satanic Mills.

 

The Second Industrial Revolution, which offered an opportunity to destroy the factory system, free labor from the domination of capital, decentralize production to the neighborhood and village, and abolish the divisions between both town and country and hand-work and brain-work, was instead co-opted into the institutional framework of the First Industrial Revolution. The technology that should have made the old system of power obsolete was instead harnessed to serve it.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

A real p2p society will have to be based on local units - cities, villages, and other naturally cohesive units where the voice of single individuals will count.

 

Distributed computing and now distributed manufacturing, starting up as makerspaces, will allow us to do this and combine the local productive activity with small-scale organic production of proper food everywhere.

 

It will not be easy to overcome the desire of large corporations to harness the new distributed technologies for themselves, as the writer of this article points out, but it sure should be possible.

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Juanjo Pina's curator insight, June 9, 2013 10:50 AM

Yo diría más. No podrán quedarse con este pastel, porque no pueden sostenerlo y, si aprenden realmente, estarán pasando al lado luminoso del modo de producción. ¿Morirán matando? La liga tiene ganador desde el minuto 1.

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Here’s How to Build an Engine of Prosperity in Your Community

Here’s How to Build an Engine of Prosperity in Your Community | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Here's something EVERY community should have, but almost none do. This isn't a picture of a factory or cubicles in an office building. It's a makerspace.   In this case, it's the Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA.
Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Yes - gotta have one of those in every community. 

Then we'll talk about letting the multinationals die on the vine for lack of business... 

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M'Lissa S's curator insight, June 3, 2013 2:46 PM

Yes! I agree with Sepp. Every community needs this kind of maker space. A birthing place for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and more. 

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The power of pocket parks | New London Landscape

The power of pocket parks | New London Landscape | Networked Society | Scoop.it

When The Edible Bus Stop officially opened its garden along the 322 bus route on Landor Road on Saturday 18 May, it became London’s first ‘pocket park’ to be completed with matched funding from the Mayor’s Pocket Park Programme.

 

“First you need to find out if the community actually wants it,” says Gilchrist. “Then you animate the space - and you do that humbly by getting people to donate their time and plants. This shows people what even a little bit can do and gets them behind it.”

 

That time is also important for building your reputation. As early as May 2012, The Edible Bus Stop was being profiled in The Atlanticand being featured in the Guardian and The Telegraph for its Riot of Colour Garden at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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Guerrilla gardening with permission ... people get together to grow an edible landscape in places where there is some earth to work with and people to enjoy...

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Urban Homestead Marvel: 6,000 lbs of Organic Food on 1/10th Acre - GreenMedTV

Urban Homestead Marvel: 6,000 lbs of Organic Food on 1/10th Acre - GreenMedTV | Networked Society | Scoop.it
Over 6,000 pounds of food per year, on 1/10 acre located just 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles.

 

The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.

 

From 1/10th of an acre, four people manage to get over 90% of their daily food and the family reports earnings of $20,000 per year (AFTER they eat from what is produced). This is done without the use of the expensive & destructive synthetic chemicals associated with industrial mono-cropping, while simultaneously improving the fertility and overall condition of the land being used to grow this food on.

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

We all need to get into farming ... and it pays to do so.

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, June 9, 2013 9:29 AM

Suppose an average healthy person eats about 1 kilogram of food every day, In a year, the person will eat 365 kgs. Assuming an 80 year of average life span, the person will eat about 29.2 metric tonnes.

 

Here's a story of an American city dweller who grow 6000 pounds of fresh veggies on 1/10th of an acre, which equivalent to 27.272 MT per acre.

 

If we adopt a FOOD-WISE LIFESTYLE, we all can grow enough to feed ourselves healthy and nourishing diet evbery day. There is another hidden beauty in this: if you can grow nutrition-dense foods, you eat less becausse you get more nutrition with each bite and your brain signals that you've had enough. That does not happen with fast foods or packged foods.  

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Pinoccio – Creators of Arduino boards add open networking and sensor hardware

Pinoccio – Creators of Arduino boards add open networking and sensor hardware | Networked Society | Scoop.it

Arduino has announced – and successfully crowdfunded – the upcoming production of a little brother of the Arduino boards, specialized in networking and sensors. The board is small, it measures only 1 inch by 2, but powerful.

 Pinoccio’s strong points are its WIFI networking capability, a long battery life and an almost infinite expandability by little add-ons called shields. There are shields for
- accelerometer
- bluetooth
- environment (temp, humidity, light intensity)
- infrared channels
- midi
- security (infrared motion detector and mic)
- motion sensing
- solar charging
and more are coming…

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Arduino is building open source circuit boards. They just added a little brother to their other products called Pinoccio - specialized in sensors that can be networked right out of the box.

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The War on Marijuana – Who is the Real Enemy?

The War on Marijuana – Who is the Real Enemy? | Networked Society | Scoop.it

While the U.S. federal government continues to consider marijuana illegal, even for medical purposes, Colorado and Washington recently passed laws legalizing the sale of marijuana in their states. The states are trying to formulate regulations before sales begin.

 

And, as can be seen by the headline story on a mainstream media website, some are in a near panic over the idea of marijuana coming into the market with no federal oversight, publishing stories that seem designed to scare the public over the “dangers” of unregulated marijuana.

 

Let’s compare marijuana, which is by far the most consumed illegal drug in America, used by an estimated 9% of the population (approximately 23 million people), with drugs and food that are legal and regulated by the federal government. Here is a graph comparing deaths by FDA approved prescription drugs, and deaths due to food-borne illnesses by USDA approved foods, over a 10 year period from 1998 to 2008

Sepp Hasslberger's insight:

Prohibition, apart from not working, has all kinds of nasty 'side' effects.

 

For example, the US prison population is almost ten times as large, in percentage, as that of other industrialized countries. And that is due to that much touted "war on drugs" that not only made no dent in drug consumption but ruined many a young and hopeful life.

 

Prohibition also is the only thing that makes drug trafficking profitable, feeding real, organized crime. 

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